Some people enjoy being angry and some people really hate it and that is a known difference. It is a know dimension of individual differences.  For some people anger is a positive emotion. For others it’s negative.  I happen to be an extreme case with for me anger goes into depression very quickly.  

I hate being angry and so I hate the adversary exchanges that you frequently find in the social sciences and actually in the physical sciences as well where people are snide and they use sarcasm.  You find a lot of that and I have hated that all my life.  I have tried to avoid that.  I haven’t initiated that much, not because I'm a saint, but because I hate being angry.

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